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Intelligent Haptronic Solutions Demos its Next Generation Simulator at the WAIC 2020
Shanghai, Canada | 07/13/20
Intelligent Haptronic Solutions (IHS) presented its virtual reality endoscopy training simulator at this year’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), held virtually in Shanghai, China from July 9-11 2020.
Adapting Curricula for Endoscopy Training During COVID-19
Vancouver, Canada | 06/16/20
Explore innovative solutions proposed by Gastroenterology programs and educators to adjust their endoscopy training curricula for high quality education, while minimizing risks to residents and fellows, maintaining social distancing, and preserving personal protective equipment.
Endoscopy Practices During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Vancouver, Canada | 03/27/20
SARS-CoV-2/Novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) is the novel coronavirus species responsible for the ongoing global pandemic. Healthcare workers, including endoscopy unit personnel are at elevated risk for infection. Read the recommendations provided by the CAG, ASGE, WHO, and CDC for endoscopy practice during the outbreak.
Training and Competency in Upper GI Endoscopy
Vancouver, Canada | 03/03/20
An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a common diagnostic procedure performed to assess the oropharynx, esophagus, stomach, and proximal duodenum for dysfunction and disease. Clinical competency for the procedure requires achieving an acceptable level of cognitive and technical proficiency in several areas.
Simulation-Based Training in Medical Education Can Reduce Risks to Patient Safety
Vancouver, Canada | 01/29/20
Simulation-based training in medical education is a technique by which clinical procedures are recreated with substantial aspects of the real experience (i.e. tactile feedback and visual elements) intact. Using IHS’ VR digestive endoscopy simulator, residents and healthcare professionals are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and skills for safe patient care.
IHS Expands Partnership with Shenzhen General Hospital
Shenzhen, China | 24/12/19
IHS’ Shenzhen team established a partnership with the Shenzhen General Hospital for upcoming clinical research studies for the digestive endoscopy simulator. The meeting, held at the expansive hospital, was hosted by the Department of Gastroenterology with attendance by staff and academic researchers.
Vancouver Startup Week 2019
Vancouver, Canada | 21/09/2019
IHS joined in this year’s event-filled Vancouver Startup Week (VSW), a celebration of the innovation and ingenuity in the local startup ecosystem. Held in downtown Vancouver from September 13-20, 2019, the week brought together more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders with the purpose of connecting people, empowering the community, and recognizing local success.
The Summit Forum on Endoscopic Technology of Digestive Tunnel in China
Hunan, China | 21/09/2019
The Endoscopy Technology Summit Forum on Digestive Tunnels was held on July 12-14 at the Century Jinyuan Hotel Changsha. As a major player in the endoscopy simulation field in China, IHS was proud to sponsor the conference. The team presented the second generation digestive endoscopy simulator prototype, which garnered positive feedback from the gastroenterology community and interest from medical device manufacturers and hospital partners.
The Future of Healthcare: "We can replicate the tactile sensation of surgery to help train doctors."
Vancouver, Canada | 24/02/2019
Christina D. Warner, Amazon best-selling author in psychology and medicine and regular columnist for Authority Magazine, interviewed Zhouming Tang, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of IHS for the ‘Future of Healthcare’ Medium series. In this revealing interview, Zhouming shares what it took to launch his own medical robotics company, the journey from its inception to present, and his vision for the first digestive endoscopy simulator.
Simon Fraser University's SystemsFair 2019 Rings Close to Home
Vancouver, Canada | 08/02/2019
With close ties to Simon Fraser University (SFU), IHS visited this year’s SystemsFair at the university’s growing technology hub on Surrey campus. The career event provided the company an engaging venue to connect with mechatronics engineers, software developers, and students of diverse backgrounds with interests in pursuing co-op and full-time opportunities in medical robotics.
IHS Partners with Virtro Entertainment to Develop a Virtual Reality Medical Simulator
Vancouver, Canada | 05/11/2018
IHS has partnered with Virtro Entertainment Inc., a gaming and virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, and mixed reality company in Vancouver, to develop an immersive, VR-based digestive endoscopy simulator. The combination of IHS’ proprietary haptic feedback technology with compelling VR elements will recreate a realistic, clinical experience for residents and healthcare professionals.
IHS Project Demonstration Conference
To celebrate the research and development progress of Intelligent Haptronic Solutions, Inc.’s digestive endoscopy simulator, our company hosted a project demonstration at our Shenzhen office in China. Bringing together more than 15 venture capital investment groups nationwide, the event kicked off with an opening discussion on the importance of simulation-based training in endoscopy led by the company’s chief medical consultant and endoscopy expert, Dr. Bo Jiang from the Beijing Tsinghua Chang Gung Hospital. Following the talk, our team provided a demonstration of the company’s digestive endoscopy simulator and its features, including the haptic force feedback, virtual reality (VR) platform, and artificial intelligence (AI) engine.
Intelligent Haptronic Solutions Visits Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital
Intelligent Haptronic Solutions visited our clinical partners at one of China’s top hospitals, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital. The public general hospital, opened in 2014, is a teaching site affiliated with Tsinghua University. In addition to providing healthcare treatment and services, the it serves as a medical teaching and research institution. Our collaboration with Dr. Bo Jiang MD, PhD, a well-known expert in gastroenterology, will enable the research and development of the company’s digestive endoscopy simulator.
L-R: Alex Lai (Investor), Dr. Bo Jiang (Chief Medical Consultant), Zhouming Tang (CEO and CTO) and Qu Deng (Project Manager).
7th Annual Interface Summit
Intelligent Haptronic Solutions, Inc. attended the 7th Annual Interface Summit. The topic was The Brain-Machine Connection: How Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Digital Therapeutics are Transforming Education, Research and Healthcare. Next year we hope to present our first product there and add haptics to the equation.
The Story Behind Intelligent Haptronic Solutions
The Pencil Road reporter Xu Meng meets with our CEO/CTO Zhouming Tang to discuss the inside story behind IHS. The Pencil Road is one of the most influencing professional venture capital information service providers in China. They provided news, investment and financing data, research reports and other information services for investor and entrepreneur.
IHS Gaining Success in the China Investment Market
September 2018 marks a milestone for Intelligent Haptronic Solutions as we revealed our first demonstration endoscopy training device to investors and medical consultants in China. The feedback is very positive and the media in China took notice. IHS is on 36Kr, the most popular internet technology blog website in China. We look forward to sharing many more milestones with you on our path to market.